For the past week – I have spent most of my spare time either on ancestry or politics – two of my favorite subjects. I spent most of that time on ancestry because…
I found my paternal family in the 1940 Census!
I had just about given up hope with both the first and last name being incredibly common names but I am sure I have the right family. All the details I had been told match. Everything fits. I am now back to 1810, but have hit a road block. I will find the next generation back, because, I think that generation is perhaps the generation that immigrated from their home country.
I now know 75% of my nationalities – before last week I only knew 50%!
It’s been a good week…Now I know that both sides were good, hardworking, decent, honest people. People to be proud of.
I found some quotes that seemed right for this post…
“Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.” ― Aldous Huxley, Complete Essays 2, 1926-29
“Our ignorance can be divided into problems and mysteries. When we face a problem, we may not know its solution, but we have insight, increasing knowledge, and an inkling of what we are looking for. When we face a mystery, however, we can only stare in wonder and bewilderment, not knowing what an explanation would even look like.” ― Noam Chomsky
Quotes above from goodreads.com